I’m going to try to keep this one short because I’m frustrated. The other day I saw a lady struggling to push her disabled son in a wheelchair. So I thought to myself “Let me get the door for her.” Her response was like a slap in the face. Not only did I not get a thank you but I also got this look of disgust.
It didn’t bother me until she spoke. She said ” I didn’t expect someone who looks like you to hold the door for me.” I was shocked, so I asked what she meant by that. Apparently because I have tattoos and piercings I’m evil. I asked this lady if she ever read. After she said yes i asked her if the cover of the book ever gave away the whole story. When she said no, I smiled. As I walked away I said “Think of me as a book, I have some art on the outside but I also have a whole story inside,” I was rather proud of myself. I made this lady think twice about being a judgmental asshat without using a single bad word.